A new faith is on the rise in the small, post-Yugoslav nation of Slovenia. With around 10,000 disciples, it’s now the fifth largest denomination in the country with a population of two million. The new religion isn’t Mormonism or spiritualism or some other globally ascendant force, though, it’s the Trans-Universal Zombie Church of the Blissful Ringing, a faith created specifically to protest political corruption. This undead church shares some irreverent characteristics with other recently invented religions, like the now well-known Pastafarianism, but distinguishes itself in its direct, constructive, and community-building focus.
In this short promo, Tim Prebble, a film sound designer with whole slew of B-movies to his name, shows us how to make the stomach-churning sound effects that bring flesh-eating zombies and alien goop to life—by massacring vegetables. He rips celery from its heart, stalk by stalk, machetes squash, and creates a hideous squelchy sucking sound by jamming his fingers deep into a cantaloupe. So now you know: Vegetables really are scary!